Not the blue sky day promised by the weather forecasters. We went downhill skiing to take advantage of the great snow cover on Cairngorm.
Today driving through Aviemore and through the heavy snow laden pine forest it felt more like Norway, or even the French Alps without the sunshine! On the hill the snow was great but visibility very poor in the flat light. Because of this we decided against a ski tour on the plateau to take photos and hit the pistes instead. Despite poor visibilty and skiing by feel I was pleased that not one rock was hit on the upper and middle runs - the cover must be very good indeed!
One or two die hard climbers about, braving the three hour wade into Coire an t-Sneachda. See the Cairngorm SAIS Blog for more details. It's snowing tonight and again forecast to snow more over the next few days.